Toronto Psychological Services offers both Psychological & Educational Assessments.
Educational Assessments or Psychoeducational Assessments are available to students in elementary, high school, college, university and graduate school. Generally, it is best to wait until a child is at least 6-years of age before completing an educational assessment because they need some time to demonstrate what they have learned or have not learned.
There are times that a child’s learning problems go unnoticed and are only detected when they begin high school, college or university. It is essential that these students receive the academic support that is available at every Ontario college and university. An educational assessment completed by a registered psychology professional will be required to establish need.
Adults who remember learning problems from long ago or need an updated educational assessment can also benefit from an educational assessment to enter college, university or graduate school. If you have completed an undergraduate degree you may require an update educational assessment to receive accommodations when completing entrance examinations (GRE, LSAT, MCAT) in your proposed profession. If you have a learning disability and have completed law school or medical school you may require extra time to complete provincial examinations.
Psychological Assessments prepared by a qualified child psychologist or psychological associate can identify and/or diagnose issues impacting an individual’s development, behaviour, socioemotional functioning and personality.
A psychological assessment is a structured evaluation of your child’s psychological development. It is a thorough assessment of your child’s intellectual, social and emotional development. If a parent is concerned that their child is developing differently than other children, a developmental assessment can determine the child’s intellectual strengths and limitations as well as their potential to learn, play and interact socially with others.
A developmental assessment can diagnose autism, Asperger’s and/or developmental delay. Toronto Psychological Services is often part of a professional team of paediatricians, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and child psychiatrists who may be working with the family. Ask about our social skills groups for high functioning autistic children or children with Asperger’s.
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